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Toon Tuesday: Ripley the Human Tundra Ranger (Rifts)

I have, unfortunately, been buried under appointments, family stress, medical setbacks, and unscheduled trips to see specialists. This has all kept piling up since the start of April, and no end really seems to be in sight as we wade through all of these issues and personal problems. So I have to maintain the erratic posting non-schedule that’s come to pass recently, in an effort to keep my head above the water. I miss writing characters regularly, and it is a great de-stressor at times, but I just do not have the time, energy, focus, or inspiration lately for it. But here’s a simple character that I’ve sort of cobbled together here and there in brief moments of creativity and drive. Who knows? This hiatus could clear up quickly enough; we are making efforts to relieve as much personal stress as possible, after all.

The gear was probably the most complicated part of the write up, as Rifts: Canada offers some unique vehicles and specialty gear designed for the terrain. The text also lumps all of the Tundra Rangers’ gear lists together, only differentiating based on assignment, rank, O.C.C., and climate; much like any Coalition soldier in that respect. I’m not sure that I’ve written any characters who are immigrants (or are immediate descendants of immigrants); it really added another level to the character and influenced parts of his backstory that I wouldn’t have considered previously.

Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG
Books Needed: Rifts Ultimate Edition, Rifts World Book 20: Canada.
Recommended Setting: As they were designed for Rifts: Canada, they would be most suited there as a part of a good aligned group. They serve as protectors of the innocent, and as such make great monster hunters, town protecters, wandering rangers, and helpful miltant group members.


'I watch a lot of those restored Pre-Rifts sci-fi films, and I gotta say that it's funny just how much they got wrong, but downright scary how much they got right.' - Ripley

General Information
Nickname: Ripley
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: Tundra Ranger
R.C.C.: Human
O.C.C.: Tundra Ranger Soldier/Lawman
Alignment: Principled
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: None.
Charm/Impress: None.
Health Points: 19 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: 51 (+1D6/lvl)
M.D.C.: Not applicable.
P.P.E.: 12
I.S.P.: Not applicable.
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror/Awe Factor: Not applicable.

IQ: 10
MA: 8
PS: 19 (Lift/Carry: 760/380 lbs.)
PP: 16
PE: 19
PB: 8
SPD: 11 (Run: 7.5 mph.)
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